April Showers & Flowerswith Amanda Tanner
April 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Spend the day with Amanda Tanner exploring the art of wet felting flowers. Using raw wool along with soapy water and bubble wrap you will create the petals for your precious posy. We will further shape the petals using simple stitching and finish with needle felting. These botanical beauties could be the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Audience: Youth 12+ and Adults that have the stamina for sitting/focusing for long periods of time.
Experience: Basic experience in wet felting is an asset but not necessary. This class is for both experienced and beginner felters alike.
– Sharp fabric scissors
– Needle nose plyers
– 1-2 old bath towels
– Clean plastic bag to carry the project home as it will still be slightly wet
– If you have allergies to hand soaps please bring a soap you are able to work with
– Pack a snack and beverage and dress for the weather as the Leighton Centre offers an amazing visual landscape to feast upon and Gallery to visit
– All other supplies and materials will be provided and are included in your registration fee
Registration cost: $ 84.85
Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.
Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.
Artist/ Instructor Biography:
Amanda discovered her affinity to Fibre art processes during her studies at Alberta College of Art & Design from where she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her connection and relationship with the natural world are continually explored through both materials and visual imagery.
Following graduation, Amanda worked as a florist in the community of High River and stayed connected to the Fibre Arts through her membership with the Sheep Creek Weavers and Fibre Artists Guild. Amanda has taught felting classes in multiple Southern Alberta communities, has shown and sold her fibre-based artworks to private collectors and through local galleries. More recently Amanda has been leading community-based Art Projects in High River and volunteers on the High River Performing Arts Foundation board. Currently, Amanda is an Art and Nature Educator for the Leighton Education Centre.